Water woes from unfixed meter leak – UPDATED

Municipality fixes water pipe

AFTER a report in The Herald this week, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has fixed a water pipe leak which had cost a KwaDwesi, Port Elizabeth, man an extra R500 on his water bill every month since November.

Sipelo Goduka had reported the leak in the water pipe to the municipality in November last year without getting help.

After questions from The Herald to the metro on Monday, municipal workers went out to fix the pipe. – Sive Zuzile

Sive Zuzile

THE municipality’s alleged failure to respond to water leaks is costing a Port Elizabeth man R500 a month extra in water bills.

Sipelo Goduka, of KwaDwesi, claims he reported that his water meter was dripping non-stop to the municipality in November last year.

“They said they would attend to it. In December, I went back there. I think it was a week before their closure and they promised me they would attend to it and treat my case as an emergency,” he said.

“The municipality is playing run- around with me and I am paying for their delay. Potholes have started to appear in the road because of this water running in the street. My front wall is getting damaged.”

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